Opening Saturday October 7, 11am-1pm
Friday September 29 to Sunday October 29 2017
Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Weilun Ha is a Vietnam-born Chinese New Zealander. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Auckland and is currently teaching at Otago Polytechnic in the construction department. His art practice is based around his keen interest in eco-friendly issues and contemporary identity in Chinese ink paintings which is continually evolving and not easily reduced to definite categories. His art explores personal stories in symbolic objects; diversity in cultural motifs; and gestures of fragility in life philosophies.
The work’s complex interaction with Chinese porcelain patterns weaves historical references and significant moments behind his objects. His paintings embrace the pulsating energy and richness of different cultures and create an intensity that encourages interpretation and storytelling.
Date(s) - 29/09/2017 - 29/10/2017